There’s something about Christmas that makes me feel nostalgic. About what specifically I’m not even sure (!) but I do love the concept of tradition and a traditional Christmas. Even though I grew up Down Under and Christmas time was spent at the beach, there’s something about log fires, snow and European fir trees that seem much more Christmacy than surf and sunscreen.
That said, I will be more than happy to don my swimmers while cooking a turkey (metaphorically not literally!), making cinnamon wreaths in 40 degree heat and singing carols while getting a sun tan. Mixing it up is kind of fun and hard to avoid when your spouse is a die-hard Brit with a penchant for playing ‘Away in a Manger’ and salivating over pigs-in-blankets (mini sausages wrapped in bacon) when it is still only November.
While I’m still hankering for a Finnish Christmas in an igloo and visiting Santa’s Grotto under the Northern Lights, this year we will be hosting relatives, playing in the pool and singing ‘Turn on the Air Con’.
Whatever you’ll be doing this Christmas, make sure you embrace your own traditions and that it is fun and family-friendly.
I’ll see you in the New Year!
P.S While I’ll be taking a break from the blog, you can still go shopping on the store! Orders will be posted as usual except on the public holidays.